However, if the Package installer is located in the DMG volume, then you will be prompted to continue the installation.
A definite possibility is that some OS X developers are being too careless with their own security, and not recognising the need to properly protect their certificates from hackers.
At the time of writing, the compromised Apple developer ID certificate (MDK7FNV856, in the name of one Nikolay Nikolay Lastovka) has not been revoked.
This plug-in provides what is called "Active Content," meaning it adds additional functionality to web pages for interactive or media-related capability.
These powerful applets can be embedded in web pages and provide the opportunity to access users across all operating systems, which means the software is a popular attack point for malware authors.
How do you know if the version of Flash you have is the one that needs updating?
And how do you make sure you’re as safe as possible when updating the software, given the constant flood of problems that are being reported?
Is it possible that the security of all OS X users is being put at risk because some developers are blind to the threat of their own Macs being attacked, and are carelessly allowing themselves to be hacked and confidential certificates to be stolen?
Ultimately the only safe place to get your Adobe Flash Player update is from Adobe itself, and if you are uncertain — read our guide on how to tell if an Adobe Flash update is valid.
Are you bothered with Adobe Flash Player constantly prompting you to install updates with a box that says “An update to your Adobe Flash Player is available“?
The only options provided are to Install Now, Remind Me Later, or Don’t Install.
Unfortunately, there is no option on this popup to disable the prompt forever.